Si Como No Resort, Manuel Antonio
Adults Swimming Pool Area
Si Como No Resort and Spa is located in the Central Pacific region of Costa Rica in the Manuel Antonio area. The Si Como No Resort is situated perfectly to give you some of the best views of the Pacific. This Resort is dedicated to operating fulling as possible on a sustainable level. The owner who is an American named Jim Damalas has been accredited with being one of the pioneer hotel business men who operate sustainably. Here at the Si Como No Resort they have blended luxury, rainforest, and the pacific ocean to form a perfect piece of paradise.
We often operate trips to the Si Como No Resort. They have great food, first class service, and most importantly operate environmentally friendly. Even though they do not consider themselves one we think they can be considered a Costa Rica ecolodge. The hotel grounds has a large pool with an exciting slide which is great fun for the kids and families. There is a swim up bar with views of the Pacific. There is a spa and a movie theatre that shows different movies every night.
It should be stated that Si Como No is not on the beach or even in walking distance the beach. It is only a 5 minute drive and you could walk but it would be quite the hike back. The topography in the Manuel Antonio area is quite rough terrain and most places opt for the spectacular view than to be right on the beach. Right on the beach in the Manuel Antonio area usually means where things are a bit crowded and limited. The Si Como No Resort in our opinion has the perfect location being in the center of the ridge right off the main road. The rooms by the main road can be noisy in the morning so it is always important to request rooms that are lower where all you hear is waves and jungle. The grounds of the hotel are often visited by the many different species of monkeys in the area along. If the monkeys don't visit the property you can be sure that you will see them in the nearby Manuel Antonio National Park. This is just a 5 minute drive to some of Costa Rica's most beautiful beaches.
The Si Como No Resort is considered a luxury hotel but we would have to give it a low four star. We believe the way they operate and the service along with food is excellent. Since they are conservationist they choose to repair instead of replace parts. This is fine and the way places in this world should operate but it is not a brand new hotel. One of the idea with being sustainable is to use all your resources as long as you can. This was one of the first luxury hotels in the area and has been around for years. Do not let this distract you from this place it is one of the top hotels in the area. What we are trying to say is that it is not for the super classy it is more of a family fun type of place with nice rooms, amazing views, great service, and a chance to learn about the importance of protecting our environment.
Location:Central Pacific, Manuel Antonio.
Activities to do in the Area: surf classes, mangrove tours, rainforest spice tour, whitewater rafting, zipline, night hike on the hotel reserve, National Park Manuel Antonio, fishing, snorkel, scuba diving.
Amenities:restuarant casual & fancy, two pools adult and children, A/C, movie theatre, spa, private nature reserve, NO TV's, mini-bar.